Jumpship, the independent studio, was founded by Dino Patti, Playdead’s co-founder. It has now released the dark adventure Somerville. The announcement of the project was made more than five years ago.
Somerville tells the story about the head of the family who must find all his relatives, while avoiding making enemies. The game is set in the context “large-scale conflict” In sci-fi settings with aliens
At the time of publication, the rating of the PC game on Opencritic was 74 points out 100 (33 reviews). Critics loved the visual style and difficult puzzles. “narrative drive” how the aliens are presented in the game. Some reviewers felt it was appropriate to compare Somerville’s film Arrival to Denis Villeneuve.
The main reason for dissatisfaction is the camera and control issues, minor technical flaws, and the not so great performance. The game had two endings, which were not clear enough to answer all questions. Many reviews complained about this.
Residents of Belarus and Russian Federation can purchase the PC version for 792 rubles (with a discount) as well as in EGS (491.1 roubles with a discounted). The game was also released for Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series X and S to add to the Game Pass library.